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ABEC: Keep your voter ID cards safe 

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With elections now just 12 days away, voters are being cautioned to safeguard their voter ID cards.

The advice came from Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Antigua and Barbuda Electoral Commission (ABEC), Elisha Graham.

“We encourage persons to secure their voter ID cards.

“If you are not yet in possession of your card, meaning you would have lost it or it would have been stolen, then we encourage you to seek a replacement. The fee is EC$100. If you are 60 years or older then it’s free,” Graham said.

Meanwhile, ABEC has moved its preparations for the election into high gear.

Supervisor of Elections, Dame Lorna Simon, addressed this during a recent media appearance.

“We are in an advanced stage of preparations having trained our Returning Officers and special trainers. The training for Presiding Officers, Poll Clerks and Information Clerks to work on election started last night (Wednesday) and will go until Monday of next week.

“We have started printing our ballots, and so, we hope to complete that process by the end of this week. Having done that, we have seen a number of persons coming in for lost cards, persons who have been called to complete their transfers and that will go on practically until election day at least, for the lost cards,” Dame Lorna said.

The revised election register which will allow voters to know with certainty their eligibility to vote on 18th January.

The list will be published by ABEC after the claims and objections process ends on 9th January.

Only those who were registered by 30th November, 2022 will be eligible to vote.

“When claims and objections are completed, then we will go into printing the revised register. The register for December, we will add those persons who would have registered up until the 30th November. Having done that, then we will print the register for elections by 13th January,” the Supervisor of Elections explained.


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